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Priority Pass Question [Dining at multiple restaurants]

Priority Pass Question [Dining at multiple restaurants]

Old Apr 3, 18, 9:59 am
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Priority Pass Question [Dining at multiple restaurants]

Hey FT peeps,
As most know, PP now offers bill credit at certain restaurants.And sometimes don't require a boarding pass. My question is, can you visit multiple restaurants in the same terminal on the same day to try different food?

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Edit: Mods, if this is the wrong forum,Apologies. please move this to the correct home.
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Old Apr 3, 18, 10:22 am
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There seems to be anecdotal evidence that yes, you can:
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/prior...-portland-pdx/

That being said, I'd do this sooner rather than later!! PP has a history of cranking down on benefits like this when they're "over used", and since this restaurant perk would be a direct cost to them rather than a bulk lounge deal, I suspect that if too many people start doing this, that benefit will start getting charged through to your linked credit card beyond $28/day, as that benefit is "clarified"!
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Old Apr 4, 18, 2:01 am
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I have used the lounge benefit in both locations of Capers in PDX.

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Old Apr 4, 18, 4:42 am
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Clearly the restaurants won't care, so long as they get paid by Priority Pass, and from a timelag point of view I can't see how this could be stopped at the time. From Priority Pass' point of view then it would seem to me to be like visiting multiple lounges on one day, and there is certainly no problem with that. If it was taken to extremes then at some point there is a risk of being asked to take your business elsewhere, but I can't see that if it's a bit of a one-off.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 7:55 am
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You should be able to. The one I go to requires you to show your PP card and scan it when you sit down. So you'll at least have your answer prior to ordering anything.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Clearly the restaurants won't care, so long as they get paid by Priority Pass, and from a timelag point of view I can't see how this could be stopped at the time. From Priority Pass' point of view then it would seem to me to be like visiting multiple lounges on one day, and there is certainly no problem with that. If it was taken to extremes then at some point there is a risk of being asked to take your business elsewhere, but I can't see that if it's a bit of a one-off.
Thank you all. Exactly, my only concern was the restaurants wouldn't care as long as the PP was valid. And then, a few days later, your linked CC gets slapped for the additional visits.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 12:45 pm
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This is not directed at the OP but I hope people will remember that just because you can do something, doesn't mean that you should do something. The restaurant benefit is a nice one, I'd hate for it to go away because people were not using it as it was designed.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 4:04 pm
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I do this at PDX. There is a restaurant, 2 cart-style markets and a whiskey store that take it. I use it at all of them each time I'm there without issue.

Just be careful that you don't accidentally bring a PP that only gives you 4 uses a year and then charges $27 each time rather than your unlimited one or you'll end up paying more than you got in value. I know this from experience.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
This is not directed at the OP but I hope people will remember that just because you can do something, doesn't mean that you should do something. The restaurant benefit is a nice one, I'd hate for it to go away because people were not using it as it was designed.
This has happened; well, it didn't go away, but was modified. You used to be able to get wine bottles that happened to be conveniently priced at $27 at the capers market. It made it on to a certain well-known travel blog, and after that PP made a rule that it couldn't be used to purchase alcohol. C'est la vi.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 7:33 am
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I have not done back to back swipes, but have used two in the same day. Had a morning flight into Sydney- ate breakfast at the PP restaurant after clearing customs in the ticketing lobby, went into Sydney for the day, and then had dinner in the domestic terminal at another before a late night flight on the same day.
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You can do it. The only limits are that you can only do it once per day (day is questionable, same day, next day, 24hr day), anyhow, the rules only cover multiple visits to the same location, not multiple visits to multiple locations. Have fun!

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Old Apr 6, 18, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by BlueEngineer View Post
I have not done back to back swipes, but have used two in the same day. Had a morning flight into Sydney- ate breakfast at the PP restaurant after clearing customs in the ticketing lobby, went into Sydney for the day, and then had dinner in the domestic terminal at another before a late night flight on the same day.
My situation is similar. I wonder what the rule is if you swipe it day 1(dinner) and swipe it again day 2(lunch) - in short, I want to eat dinner before I leave for my hotel and lunch the next day at the same restaurant before heading out. How long does it have to be between swipes? 24 hours?
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Old Apr 6, 18, 11:38 am
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Thank you all again. I'm just trying to better understand a product I have access to. And yes, like most, I itemize my taxes when I can too.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 11:40 am
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I do this at PDX. There is a restaurant, 2 cart-style markets and a whiskey store that take it. I use it at all of them each time I'm there without issue.

Just be careful that you don't accidentally bring a PP that only gives you 4 uses a year and then charges $27 each time rather than your unlimited one or you'll end up paying more than you got in value. I know this from experience.
Interesting point. Does Amex plat PP select have that 4 times/yr limit?
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Old Apr 6, 18, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by krisk17 View Post
... Amex plat PP select have that 4 times/yr limit?
No.
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